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Old 07-09-2002, 10:49 PM
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Anyone from Las Vegas?

I recently moved myself and my '92 500E to Las Vegas. This appears to be a wasteland when it comes to good Mercedes mechanics.

Is there anyone else out there in Vegas with suggestions on servicing? I'm scared that the answer is to drive to Los Angeles.

By the way - my car runs about 110 degrees C out here. A mechanic I talked to on the phone today assures me that something is wrong. However, it sounds to me like this might be normal in conditions where the air temperature is 115 degrees with that big V8 stuffed in there. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2002, 12:05 AM
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hanfrac,

Not sure of any Mercedes Techs in Vegas but I do know that 110 temperature doesn't sound outrageous. You might want to look at Jim F's pigtail which turns on the auxilary fans much earlier to keep the car cooler.

I've also read many posts stating that the car will run hot in hotter climates. When mine sees outside temperatures above 90F and I'm hammering on the car it will definitely hit about 102C.

Also take a look at Redline Watter Wetter which you can find in any Pep Boys, that should help cool it a bit as well.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-10-2002, 12:35 AM
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You should take off your belly pan and see if that cools it down. As we all know from previous posts 500Es just run hot.

Try it out and let us know how it goes.

Water wetter I have heard helps.

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Old 07-10-2002, 01:19 AM
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Han. Check out Fletcher jone Mercedes benz. Its an auth service dealer in Vegas.




Read on some post.

IF all fans are coming on, with AC off and on,and there are no leaks then this is conforming to factory intent. Make sure around
95-105 degree C. That your fan clutch(the mechanical fanblade) if spinning and not free wheelin/if all is good. Rec looking up Jim F.
He has a harness that fools the temp sensor tells it,that its runing hotter and turns the fans on sooner. Alot of use have them on our cars/its helps tremendously.

The belly pan,might be a good Idea I myself leaving it on,just to protect the undercarrige even though its thin its some protect just in case you hit something on the freeway or run something over it won't damage any engine components.



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Old 07-14-2002, 05:20 PM
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Re: Anyone from Las Vegas?

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I recently moved myself and my '92 500E to Las Vegas. This appears to be a wasteland when it comes to good Mercedes mechanics.

Is there anyone else out there in Vegas with suggestions on servicing? I'm scared that the answer is to drive to Los Angeles.
I lived in Vegas for three years with my '87 300E. It's hot as hell out there and there was definitely 6 years worth of wear and tear on my 300E. Mainly to the paint, plastic, and rubber parts. I hope your car is garaged.

I used Fletcher Jones in Las Vegas. My serviceman was Tom Day. Don't know if he's still there, but tell him I sent you if you end up there. I received excellent service.

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